[Geany-devel] Just another github question: Easy way to pull pull reuqest for testing purposes?

Thomas Martitz thomas.martitz at xxxxx
Sat Dec 31 13:45:09 UTC 2011

Am 31.12.2011 13:03, schrieb Matthew Brush:
> Now you can try out the changes and make some fixes, maybe with new 
> commits.  If it's out of date with the main `master` branch, you can 
> rebase it on top (which will probably make the Pull Request feature 
> not realize you've "accepted" the pull request on Github):
>   $ git rebase master
>   [hopefully not fix conflicts]

Please, DO NOT EVER rebase other people's work if you're going to push 
it into the main repo. It breaks their history and thus all of their 
clones. And it probably, as mentioned, breaks github pull request 
handling as well.

FWIW, you can also pull directly into master by doing "git pull 
cushy007/master" when you're on master.

Instead, merge or ask the requester to update his pull request.

See: https://lwn.net/Articles/328436/

Best regards.

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